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    • Miami Formula 1 Grand Prix unanimously approved - US to have two F1 Grand Prix

      Excellent news for American motorsports fans. Remember that Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix proposal? The city commission unanimously approved it and it is not hard to understand why. The race will generate billions of dollars for the Miami economy.


      The US now has potentially two F1 Grand Prix on the calendar for 2019 but there are still challenges. Miami first has to draw up a contract and then decisions need to be made on the dates and the actual course.

      Miami's mayor is excited:

      Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Suarez
      F1 is a worldwide sport with approximately 1.8 billion TV viewers annually. I believe it will help in the transition of the City of Miami from a gateway city to a global city.

      It has a potential economic boost of over $2.8 billion, [a figure recorded] between the years of 2012 and 2015 in downtown Austin, which is the only other city in the United States that has an F1 race. We would be probably the only city in the world that has F1 and all five major [U.S.] sports.

      This is a first step, and hopefully at some point there will be an agreement come before this commission that has been vetted by the community and be voted on.
      The first hurdles have been cleared and it seems everyone wants this to happen. Now let's see that course...

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      1. ///M3THOD's Avatar
        ///M3THOD -
        100% in for this.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I haven't been to Miami so I'd consider attending. Especially if they give me a press pass.